• Steve Byrd

2019 Football Week 2

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Producer

For some area high school football teams, getting to 2-0 wasn't easy.

Take Male's 41-14 win over Ballard, in one of our broadcasts. The defending Kentucky 6A champion Bulldogs' opening drive saw, not only a Quantrell Wright fumble recovered by Bruins cornerback and Louisville commit Josh Minkins, but also an injury to running back Jaylin Bross.

But the Bulldogs overcame in part to a ground-dominated effort including 3 touchdowns, one of which was a 77-yard run, by Joe Kuerzi, in a change from his normal linebacker role.

How about Manual's 22-18 win at Fern Creek? The Crimsons trailed the Tigers 18-7 going into the 4th quarter when they went on a 15-point run that included a 37-yard touchdown pass from Zack Recktenwald to Curtis Reardon for the win.

Kentucky 6A top-ranked Trinity didn't have it easy at Indiana 6A Champion Warren Central, either. The Shamrocks had three turnovers against them as they trailed 14-7 in the late going. It took a 3-yard Armon Tucker carry to tie it, and a 39-yard field goal from Sebastian Mata to secure the victory.

Compared to those three, the other 2-0 starters in the Louisville area had no problem getting there. St. Xavier easily defeated Lexington's Henry Clay 48-7. Oldham Co. quarterback Sam Young, in another of our broadcasts, was responsible for 5 touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing), along with a perfect 11-of-11 passing for 197 yards, in the Colonels' 58-14 runaway win over N. Oldham. 3A top-ranked CAL got their second straight shutout, and their 17th consecutive win, 36-0 over Christian Co. in Hopkinsville. Southern is 2-of-2 for the first time since 2014, as the Trojans defeated Moore in their home opener 32-16. And Kentucky Country Day won their on-campus season debut 47-12 over Thomas Nelson.

Douglass and Lexington Catholic are the only two 2-0 teams within the Lexington-Fayette Co. limits. The Broncos, in yet another of our broadcasts, pulled away with a 62-14 victory over Tates Creek. Among the many scores Douglass got was a 100-yard pick-6 by Jaylin Bybee, the first such instance of that in Kentucky since the 2017 season. The Knights, meanwhile, got a 43-9 home win over the Hornets of Howe from Indianapolis. Quarterback and Kentucky commit, Beau Allen completed 5 touchdown passes and threw for 242 yards.

Over in southern Indiana, Silver Creek is the only 2-0 team left after a 33-12 win at Salem.

All three of our Week 3 broadcasts this Friday will feature at least one 2-0 team. The big one, of course, would be Male at St. X, as both teams are ranked within the top three of the Kentucky 6A poll. Find out more about this week's coverage by visiting the Live Programming page at GLICOD.com.



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